Art: Photography at The Joseph Rowntree School
Unit 1: Coursework - This course will have an emphasis on digital image making. It is designed to develop your ability to use photographic images as a means of communication. You will be expected to explore an aspect of the set theme that interests you; recording, manipulating and presenting a set of images that express an idea or point of view. The work is very practical and very personal.
Unit 2: Assignment - The work in this unit follows a similar pattern except the starting point is set by the board. The unit is kick started by set activities that lead to more independent work.
Unit 3: Coursework - This unit begins in the summer term with a chance to learn more about how to use your camera. There will also be work on how to express your opinion about Photography. In September a very broad starting point is set, for example ‘Sanctuary’ which students will explore and use to generate project proposals.
Unit 4: Assignmnet - The work in this unit follows a similar pattern except the starting point is set by the board. The unit is kick started by set activities that lead to more independent work.
To be successful at A-Level, students need to achieve an average points score of 38, which is broadly equivalent to 5 GCSE grades A*-C
It is essential that you have access to a digital camera outside of school.
You will need to be computer literate. It is an advantage, but not at all essential to have gained GCSE Art and Design Grade C or more. Successful candidates are those who are enterprising and able to organise what they need for photo-shoots.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Joseph Rowntree School directly.